Lodewijk Franciscus Hendrik 'Louis' Apol
Den Haag 1850-1936
A snowy landscape with a horse-drawn cart, oil on canvas 49,9 x 39,6 cm., signed l.l.
Louis Apol belongs to the most important masters of the Hague School and is best known for his winter landscapes and woodland scenes in snow. In these, people play only a minor (if any) role. All attention is on nature itself. The artist found his finest landscapes mainly in and around The Hague and the environs of Arnhem. He also painted a number of summer river and heathland scenes. In 1880 Apol travelled with an expedition to Spitsbergen on the polar schooner Willem Barents. During the trip he made many drawings and watercolours.